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drawing. this is the celebration from the california store where one of these tickets was sold. good afternoon. i' m summer knowles. meredith: i' m meredith mcdonough. none of these big winners have come forward yet. wesh 2' s dan billow is live at the publix where the winning ticket was sold. dan people across the country want to know who won. what does the attention mean for this tiny town? reporter: people here are saying it is putting the place on the map. melbourne beach is so small it has one supermarket and it seems everyone buys tickets here. >> they said central florida and then they said melbourne beach. then they said at the publix . i ran into the room, i grabbed my tickets and i did not even have one number that matched.
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small that they claim to fame is the dog groomer. >> it is a small town. reporter: it is so small it has to just one traffic light. >> i was shocked. it is unbelievable. we are on "world news" and somebody knows us now. reporter: melbourne beach is so small it calls itself a town. >> i bought two tickets in melbourne last night. i am sick. i am really nauseated right now. reporter: melbourne beach is so small the lottery win is viewed with joy, not in the --envy. to be sure, it is all anyone is talking about in melbourne beach. i 5:00, we will talk about a
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has important advice for the winter. meredith: here is the breakdown, besides the melbourne beach winner, there were two others sold in the u.s.. summer: one was in tennessee and the other was just outside of los angeles. in case you missed the numbers, four, 8, 19, 27, 34 and the powerball, 10. meredith: we will look at some of the other local winners and a 5:00, we will have team coverage of the big powerball winner. summer: last night, i was headed out stopping for breaking news and so many people were out there in the cold weather. meredith: what can we expect throughout the evening? tony: we will focus on this severe weather threat that will be coming after midnight.
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that will moist and -- moisten things up. at 7:00 in the morning, we will see this main piece of energy coming in from houston. this one is going to quickly race toward the east from the gulf of mexico. we have a marginal risk for isolated severe storms. this may be upgraded later tonight. i want to show you the first round. this will lead into showers and what that will do is moisten the environment out ahead of this main line. you get to punches. there could be some isolated, strong, severe storms near you;. -- near kissimmee. downpours and gusty winds are expected.
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this is just east of i-4 and by 5:00, everything is moving offshore. we will talk about the isolated tornado risk for tomorrow. we will talk about the precautions and what you need to do to get ready for this one. meredith: the verdict is in for a marion county teenager charged in the murder of her ex-boyfriend. in fact, this week was amber wright' s second trial. she was first convicted in 2012 and sentenced to life without parole for the murder of seath jackson. wesh 2's gail paschall-brown is live in marion county, where a new jury came handed down a verdict. gail. gail: it took jurors two hours and 15 minutes to reach a verdict in the re-trial of 19 year-old amber wright. >> the defendant is guilty of
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murder in the first degree. gail: she put her head down slightly. this was wright' s second trial for the murder of 15- year-old seath jackson in 2011. the state showed jurors through text messages wright, just 15-years-old at the time, lured her ex-boyfriend to this summerfield home. jackson was beaten , shot seveal times, his bones broken to fit in to sleeping bag and his body burned in a fire pit . his remains were put in paint cans and tossed into a limestone quarry. seath jackson' s mother who testified in allthe trials of -- all of the trials of the four other co-defendants said this while leaving court today. >> doesn' t matter how many times we have to go back in their fight, we' ll keep doing it. gail: amber wright' s mother was in tears. she had hoped for a different outcome in this second trial, which was granted because amber' s miranda rights were violated in the first one. her defense attorney has said all along amber is just a child. >> yeah, she' s a child, but the state chose to file as an adult
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and chose not to make an kind of an offer, so we had no choice but to go to trial. gail: amber wright will be sentenced next month. her brother kyle hooper is currently awaiting resentencing the victim' s mother will be >> i' m never ready for this. as a mom, all i can do is keep coming back and fighting for my child, mom mode all the way. gail: sentencing is set for amber' s defense attorney says he will appeal. in marion county, gail paschall-brown, wesh 2 news. meredith: breaking news in orange county. a van crashes into a home. jim payne is joining us live with the video. jim: not a good day for the driver of this van or the people in this home. the man was speeding down mainland when the vehicle
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into the garage. no one was home but neighbors are still shocks. >> there is a little here. that was my first thought, this is a neighborhood. old ladies walking their dogs. it is absolutely terrifying. jim: the driver was badly hurt, but was conscience when aromatics got on scene. life in the breaking news center. summer: a delivery man is recovering in a hospital. deputies say someone fired six rounds at the apartments at rio grande. one around traveled down the road, hitting the victim who was sitting in a truck at the apartment complex. the wounds are not life-threatening. no word on a motive in the
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shooting. meredith: italian police have made a rest in the murder of a florida woman. he killed 35-year-old ashley olsen. she was found dead in her apartment on florence on saturday. prosecutors say she had bruises and scratches on her neck and had fractures before she was strangled. both were drunk and high on cocaine at the time. they thought when she tried to push him out of her apartment. summer: a volusia county man is accused of killing his wife in holly hill in october will not get out of jail on bond. anibal muniz told investigators he and his wife were arguing and the gun went off, but as wesh 2' s claire metz reports, a judge found new evidence from the state compelling enough to keep the suspect behind bars. claire: 42 year old anibal muniz is charged with second degree murder in the death of his wife. under the law, eligible for bond. but prosecutors successfully argued that his wife'
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s death may have been something other than an accidental shooting or a case of self defense. >> i' m going to deny the request to set bond. claire: anibal muniz sat quietly as a judge ruled he will not get out of jail. muniz allegedly told police he and his wife, of less than a year, argued at their holly hill home about his alleged infidelity the night of october 25th, that she threatened to get a knife, but instead went for a gun in a bedroom drawer. during the fight for it, muniz claims the gun went off. a holly hill police detective was called to testify. >> as they were facing each other, the firearm was discharged where the victim was shot. claire: the victim was shot once in the left chest and seconds later, in the back of the head. the state argued that is inconsistent with a face to face battle. >> he admits to shooting her, but he says its in self defense during a struggle, but she' s shot dead center in the back of her head. claire: the state also alleges muniz was involved with an ex-girlfriend, that the ex was
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on the phone with muniz when he' s accused of killing his wife and that just three weeks before the murder, the victim changed her life insurance policy to include muniz. muniz' defense attorney argued the ex-girlfriend overheard the wife threaten to stab muniz and that no one has tried to claim any insurance. >> this was not malicious. it was not intentional. it was not with a depraved mind. this was an isolated incident of a domestic nature. claire: the judge however, found the state's evidence suggests something more sinister. no bond for muniz. trial tentatively set for may. in volusia county, claire metz, wesh 2 news. summer: the victim' s 19-year-old son from a previous marriage and a six-year-old cousin were in the home when she was shot and killed. the young man heard the gunfire but did not witness the actual shooting. meredith: sheriff' s deputies in lake county say a suspected burglar led them to a drug house. take a look at 21-year-old antonio walters. police say he burglarized a home on apiary road in grand island yesterday. neighbors apparently spotted him, called deputies, who say they caught him with two laptops, an x-box, and marijuana.
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walters allegedly told police the house he broke into is a drug house. deputies went back to the home to investigate his claims, and wound up arrested two people who live there. joshua kearney and adriana garcia are now charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. summer: new information tonight, police say they' re investigating the death of a man whose body found was found behind an orlando nightclub as a homicide. the man is 43-year-old essex taylor the third. a delivery driver spotted his body behind bennett road outside of gilt nightclub yesterday. authorities don' t know how he ended up there, but are asking anyone with information to call crimeline. meredith: the state is asking the florida supreme court to deny inmates execution delays. he is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on february s finding that s procedure for imposing the death penalty is illegal, his lawyers want the execution delayed. the country' s highest court
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death sentences, not juries. with the supreme court. summer: imagine your pat -- trash piling up for two weeks. this was the reality for orange county residents. meredith: state officials are considering changes to ride it sharing services. the impact at omp find your sweet spot today with dunkin's chicken apple sausage sandwich. enjoy sweet apple and savory sausage together for under 400 calories.
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you' re watching wesh 2. meredith: some folks in a brand new orange county neighborhood are not happy with the new garbage collection program. summer: that' s right, and when they had not seen a garbage truck in two weeks, they called us to let us know. wesh 2' s dave mcdaniel is live in the summer lake groves neighborhood right now. dave, what has changed? dave: the biggest change is the trash was picked up mid afternoon today. many cans on the street had been sitting filled to the top, after back to back missed collections, once we let the county know,
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now, the trash is gone. trash lined the streets, garbage cans overflowing some still don' t have the new trash cans yet. shane jeffries: as you can see, no one has come out here. i' ve even called for bins. i don' t have any bins yet. reporter: and he wasn' t about to take his curbside trash inside. shane jeffries: i' m not going to put all this trash in my garage and smell up my garage. there' s no way. reporter: others in the brand new community, so new, it didn' t show up on gps and other mapping apps, have the new trash cans, but were still frustrated by no collection since january 1. >> not very happy not getting any response from the orange county facilities as well. not taking our calls and just want our trash picked up. reporter: he pointed out the neighborhood was not invisible under the old system. brandon endicott: prior to that, they were coming three times a week, mondays wednesdays and thursdays, and there was not a problem until they started this. reporter: so after repeated frustration and getting no where, one of the residents contacted wesh 2 news, and we started making some calls. the county says the area did not show up on the new haulers map,
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and in an e-mail to us, it promised to fix it. by mid afternoon, two trucks were making long overdue stops. jay smith: nobody wants to be missed two weeks in a row. reporter: many were happy to see the big green trucks. jay smith: i' m glad you guys gave them a call. now they have two or three trucks picking everything up all in one day. reporter: the next trash day is the middle of next week. residents hope the hauler has new maps. some are still waiting for the trash cans supplied as part of the new program. reporting in orange county, dave mcdaniel, wesh 2 news. summer: we now know the identity of a teenager hit and killed as he tried to run across john young parkway. troopers say a car hit michael rodriguez of orlando around 7:30 last night when he ran into the road, and then after that car hit him, rodriguez was thrown into the path of another car. both drivers stayed on the scene and cooperated with the investigation.
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meredith: a new study says first time mothers are older than ever. the centers for disease control report says the average age of first time moms over 26-years-old. that' s an all time high. the study says the hike is the result in a big drop in the number of teen moms. the number has been going up since the supreme court legalized abortions in 1973. other factors include improvements in birth control and greater opportunities for women in the workplace. the age has gone up for every racial and ethnic group in every state. summer: turning to your first alert forecast, we have eight storms coming our way. tony: on sunday, a brief reprieve on saturday. you' ll have to watch and make sure you have your weather radios ready. we are going to continue to give you updates on this one tonight. today, i am more concerned than i was yesterday.
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for damaging winds. if you have outdoor plans tonight, a sporting event after school, you are in good shape. the temperature is 69 degrees. when we look of severe weather, we are trying to analyze what is going on. we have one piece of energy right here. this what is going to continue to develop and move in after midnight. the main piece of energy is with this area of low pressure west of houston. it is very critical when we watch severe weather to watch the exact track. if you take a look at all of the miles, you can see what is going on. they are doing a great job of taking this piece of energy and moving it across i-10. usually when we get an area of low pressure along i-10, we get severe weather in central florida. at is why i want you to be prepared and ready. you can see the pressure forming right now.
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the surface reflection is going to screen off the east and the northeast as we go through late morning and into the early afternoon hours. it is going to be a fast-moving storm system. tonight, wiki temperatures on the warmer side of things. 70, orlando. temperatures will slowly rise later on tonight through the early morning hours. that will allow for the rain shield and thunderstorms to start developing. 55, ocala. s take a look at futurecast in the morning. near tampa bay. then it is near interstate 75. the real deal is going to be arriving 9:00 through 11:00 in marion county. while that is going on, we are merging it with this line. that will produce significant weather. as we get you to the afternoon,
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s tell it -- call it 12:00, midafternoon, this energy is going to be racing to the east. when that happens, we get a lot of wind damage as opposed to tornado. the tornado threat will be from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00. there will be a lot of rain south of orlando and into marion county. ocala and villages, we are watching you from 8:00 to 11:00. then it pushes offshore to brevard county from noon to 3:00 in the afternoon. the greatest tornado threat is going to be before noon and it is low. tornado safety, make sure your weather radios are going. stay with wesh 2 news and west.com for updates --wesh.co m for updates.
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we get a brief break on saturday, but a second storm system with another risk of severe weather comes up on sunday. we will talk about that coming up. meredith: there has been another deadly terrorist attack overseas. summer: a former boy band star part ut it's important to me to know every dish i serve is the best it can be. especially for this food critic. publix bakery scratch made bread day with pride with some
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summer: amateur video shows one of three explosions that killed at least two people in indonesia and injured nearly 20 others. militants launched the bomb and gun assault near a starbuck' s cafe in the heart of jakarta. meredith: five militants were also killed in the two hour gun battle that followed the blasts. islamic state group backers are claiming responsibility for the attack. their message said four attackers carried out the assault. the statement has not yet been verified, but it resembles previous claims by the same group. three americans, including two students are dead, after their bus crashed in honduras. summer: 14 others were injured, when the bus, carrying students from new york city schools, crashed near the capital of tegucigalpa. the students, from columbia university and barnard college, were on a volunteer mission organized by the group global brigades. besides the students, the group says a licensed health care professional died in the accident.
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the crash. news no backstreet boys fan wants to hear, nick carter has been arrested after a fight at a key west bar. key west police say carter was intoxicated when they got to the hog' s breath saloon last night. a bartender allegedly refused to serve carter and michael rae papayans from california. they were told to leave and when outside papyans reportedly head-butted an employee and carter allegedly grabbed the bouncer by the throat. both are facing a misdemeanor battery charge. summer: famed british actor alan rickman has passed away after a battle with cancer. rickman had roles in " love actually," " truly, madly, deeply," and as hans gruber in " die hard." he was also known for his role as dark arts teacher professor snape in the " harry potter" series. j.k. rowling, the writer of the " harry potter" book series, tweeted when she found out about rickman' s death >> there are no words to express how shocked and devastated i am to hear of alan rickman' s death. he was a magnificent actor and a wonderful man. summer: alan rickman was
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meredith: the supreme court ruling already having an effect on local cases. summer: one man says that ruling means a judge should spare his life. meredith: this is the last
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>> local. live. latebreaking. this is wesh 2 news first at 4:00 in high definition. summer: the attorney for convicted killed bessman okafor says the u.s. supreme court' s decision on the death penalty, should spare okafor' s life. meredith: a hearing today discussed the case, and the murder victim' s family was there. wesh 2' s greg fox is live at the courthouse in downtown orlando. greg, how will the high court' s ruling affect this case? greg: today bessman okafor' s attorney told me that the ruling will play a pivotal role in the s filing with the let' s take you inside the orange county courthouse for what was a status update on the case. he would not know it from all outside the courthouse. prison. okafor was sentenced in november for the murder of alex zaldivar
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along with the attempted murder of two others, but the jury was not unanimous in it' s sentence of death and tuesday the u.s. supreme court ruled florida' s sentencing guidelines are unconstitutional because they give judges too much power. okafor' s attorney says that should be enough to save his client, but zaldivar' s father says, " no way." >> because it was a constitutional issue of the sixth amendment, i believe it affects my client' s sentence and ultimately that the death sentence will be nullified. >> this man, he' s going to have to forfeit his life for what he did to our son. i mean there is just no way. he' s going to have to die. greg: state attorney jeff ashton argued outside the courthouse, the u.s. supreme court' s ruling likely s high court justices to spare okafor' s life, or the lives of nearly every other person sentenced to die in orange county. we will have more on today' s hearing and what lies ahead for capital punishment in florida at
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5:00. live in orange county, greg fox, wesh 2 news. summer: we will find out tomorrow if that supreme court death penalty ruling will delay the murder trial of a volusia county man. the state wants to seek the death penalty for luis toledo if he is convicted of the murders of his wife and her children. so this morning, prosecutors asked for at least a 60 day delay until state lawmakers can address the issues in the ruling. but the defense says the trial should begin, as scheduled, with the only possible penalty now available, life in prison without parole. >> the only reason not to proceed is so he can have the death penalty imposed on him if that happens in the trial. summer: if the judge refuses to delay the trial, it will begin next tuesday in st. augustine. meredith: bond has been revoked for a man accused of intentionally running down a horse and its rider, killing the horse, then leaving the scene. 22-year-old christopher todd was booked back into jail after
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prosecutors said he violated his bond when he was arrested with marijuana in his car last month. todd allegedly got into an argument with a group of horse back riders near orange city last february, then drove at the group, hitting and killing a horse. the rider suffered a broken collar bone. trial is tentatively set for next month. a brevard county teen is charged with second degree murder in the killing of his one-year-old sister. deputies say riley mullins was found unresponsive in her home in cocoa early sunday. she was taken to the hospital where she died. deputies say the girl' s 15-year-old brother intentionally hit the child, causing the injuries that killed her. he' s now in juvenile detention. summer: a second person is now accused of neglecting children at a volusia county home. 26-year-old josephine broome was wanted since monday, when a 3-year-old boy in her care was found wandering alone on a road near deland. 40-year-old jason broome is also charged with child neglect. investigators found drug paraphernalia lying around, and almost no food in the house for the three-year-old and his older siblings. both suspects told deputies they are drug addicts who can'
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properly care for children. meredith: republican presidential candidates will face off in their first debate of the new year. the debate is in south carolina tonight. as nbc' s steve handelsman reports, it' ll focus on economic, domestic and international policy issues. steve: the timing is terrible for ted cruz, two weeks until the vote in iowa where he is fighting for the lead area the day of the debate is in south carolina. he has a million dollar loan from goldman sachs plus other loans to fund his senate campaign and failed to properly report that. he is denying wrongdoing. >> the facts of the underlying matter have been disclosed for many years. steve: goldman sachs is seen as a villain in the 2008 crash. >> he had a relationship with goldman sachs. there is no worse brand name
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then that. steve: donald trump is playing born in the usa in his rallies to mock ted cruz being born in canada. >> i do not know anything about it, but i hear it is a great thing. -- big thing. steve: at the center of the seven debaters tonight, candy texas senator kit -- can the texas senator stay nice? will he say anything about critical of donald trump now? it will look kind of week. time is running out for damage control. mass shootings, guns, isis, domestic security, immigration and economy could all be subjects tonight. all eyes will be on donald trump and ted cruz. meredith: democrats hillary clinton, bernie sanders and martin o' malley will meet this
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sunday for their debate in south carolina. nbc' s andrea mitchell will join principal moderator lester holt for the debate sunday night at nine here on wesh 2. summer: if lawmakers get their way, the city of orlando would be among those who wouldn' t be able to regulate ride share services. legislation to do so is heading through the florida house. the only thing the bill has in common with legislation being considered in the senate is insurance coverage for driver of services such as uber and lyft. in an ordinance set to take effect in february in orlando, the city is requiring ride share drivers to charge the same minimum of $2.40 per mile. meredith: the florida supreme court is refusing to grant a new hearing to a brevard county judge whose courtroom confrontation cost him his job. >> if you wanna fight let' s go out back. let' s go. meredith: judge john murphy says that 2014 outburst is a result of post-traumatic stress. he wanted the court to change the reason for his removal to be
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medical, instead of disciplinary. summer: it' s one of your last chances to see asian elephants at the circus. they will be retired from ringling brothers and barnum and bailey circus in may and sent to live on a preservation. wesh 2' s matt grant talked to an elephant trainer with the circus about the move. matt: the big top is getting a little smaller. >> we have a saying that the circus is held up by certain -- elephants and clowns. maqtt: tt: for more than 100 years, performing elephants have been a fixture at the ringling brothers and barnum and bailey circus. the company planned to retire them, for good, by 2018, but in a surprise move, announced they will be fully phased out in may. the elephants will move from life on the road to this conservation center in polk county. blood samples from 40 of them will be used for pediatric cancer research because of the elephant' s unique ability to fight cancer. >> we are very excited for that.
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that is going to be the biggest thing we have ever done. matt: the circus' ringmaster tells me the decision to phase out the pachyderms has nothing to do with decades of criticism from animal rights activists, who claim the giant creatures have been treated cruelly, something circus officials deny. in a statement peta, which plans to protest the circus this weekend, says the public lost a taste for abusive elephant acts long ago and called on the circus to end all animal acts, including ones with big cats. other activists applauded the decision. >> this just makes good sense for the company to make this decision, cut it off, move on to the business model that does not rely on exploiting elephants. matt: for its part, the circus says they are still the greatest show on earth. this will be your last time to see the elephants. if you want to see the circus,
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summer: orange county animal services and suspected the animals this morning and said the circus opens tonight at 7:30 at the amway center. meredith: a big issue, standardized testing. reporter: many teachers do not approve of teaching to the test and parents want to see other options. >> i am an education advocate. i always want what is best for my students. jason: three charter buses left the seminole town center mall in sanford around 6:00 this morning, bound for the state capital. >> right now, i think up in tallahassee, we have policymakers that are up there that might not understand our jobs as well as we do. jason: more than 150 people, including teachers, school administrators, and parents from seminole county want to voice their concerns to lawmakers as the legislative session gets underway this week. >> the teachers are raising the future generations. they' re making us who we are, and so we feel like if they know it' s what we should be learning, then we should follow them and not the state. jason: last year, the testing system was plagued by technical issues prompting new
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legislation, but that' s not the only issue. >> we deserve to be paid more we work so hard every day to make sure our kids are getting what they need, and it' s time for compensation for that jason: here' s their message to state leaders. >> make sure that florida is getting the best education possible which everyone deserves. jason: lawmakers are expected to discuss a few options regarding testing. for example, one idea would allows schools to use tests other than the state' s florida standards assessment. regardless of any decisions, it will take time to implement any changes. jason guy, wesh 2 news. meredith: tonight at 5:00, we' ll have coverage from tallahassee as the groups held the rally to argue against state policies. summer: a man is arrested after doing illegal clubbing in orlando. meredith: it may not have sold the winning powerball ticket, but we will take you to another
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tony: we can watch low-pressure organizing in the gulf of mexico. i will time this storm system out and let you know what to
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>> you' re watching wesh 2. summer: a man is arrested accused of stealing thousands of dollars in liquor. meredith: he' s accused of stealing it from a local nightclub. wesh 2' s stewart moore joins us now. stewart police don' t think it was a one time thing? stewart: that' s right. they think 43-year-old george goins did it twice. he' s been charged with two burglaries. police say both cases happened at orlando' s vain nightclub in december. police say goins was seen on surveillance video actually filling up a large trash can with $4,000 worth of liquor. according to wesh 2 news
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sources, he rolled it down to the streets of west orlando and later sold it to people on the streets. goins went before a judge on burglary and grand theft charges today. he was ordered held on $7400 bond. meredith: he might not have the big jackpot, but one local man is now $2 million richer. summer: he bought his powerball ticket in lake mary at the sav-a-ton gas station. 19-year-old frederick walker of sanford, matched all five of the white ball numbers, but missed the powerball number. he also added a power play to his ticket for an extra dollar, increasing his winnings from $1 million to $2 million dollars. >> this is now considered a lucky store. let' s see what happens in the future. summer: walker told lottery officials he had never purchased a powerball ticket before. when he arrived at the store, he says he found a completed play slip left at the play station and used those numbers, saying
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they would be as good as any. summer: the friends cast is reuniting, but before you get too excited about a new show, it' s actually a two hour special you' ll see here on wesh. meredith: the show is a tribute to the series director james burrows. he directed 15 episodes of the show, including the pilot. the special will also feature cast members from other shows including " will & grace," " cheers" and " mike & molly." it airs february 21st on wesh 2. the orlando magic are on quite the road trip. right now they' re playing at london' s o-2-arena against eastern conference rival the toronto raptors. tipoff was 3:00. orlando is currently losing. there is less than two minutes left into the third. summer: we have some big weather changes coming our way. tony: i think from 7:00 in the morning until noon is the greatest risk we will seen. i want to show
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you the clouds in the sky. they are the big story. they will be moving in overnight and rain will be arriving a southwest to northeast. cape canaveral, 70 degrees. there is a couple of things we are watching. this is coming up near southeast texas. this is going to charge ahead of the main line that will come ashore by about 8:00 on the western side of the peninsula. wave number one gets everything set up for the morning hours, maybe as late as 1:00 in the afternoon as a low pressure will race across the eastern gulf of mexico. the temperatures outside running from 60 to 70. they are going to fall, but not as much as we have seen in the last few mornings. 61 by 9:00 tonight in all to
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not as -- altamonte springs. 60, orlando. the first round of rain will be moderate. i am not worried about severe weather in the early morning, i am more worried about it from 7:00 to lunchtime. 5:00 in the morning, a couple spotty showers. here comes the main line we go a few hours later. this may be a little bit slow here, and then you can see the energy coming from the southwest back toward orlando. we stop the clock, 1:00 along i-4 in the beach line, north brevard county. , we are talking about the potential for heavy rains and wind here. when these temperatures merge before 1:00, we could have some issues.
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making her -- making your friday plans, do not change them. there is the chance for a few inches of rain. let me time this out. this is important for you planning your friday. 8:00 to 11:00, the line comes ashore. we will have to watch orlando, kissimmee, sanford. this will not bring a severe weather, as gusty wind and heavy rain falling in these three hours from cocoa beach to melbourne. the tornado threat on a scale of one to 10, we are on a two , a very low threat. watch this from 7:00 to noon. the greatest threat will be the wind and the rain.
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oh threat in -- isolated tornado threat in that window. we get a brief break on saturday, and then watch happens -- watch what happens on sunday. there could be another round of severe storms. a dryer day on saturday. there is severe weather on a friday. there could be another round of
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america runs on dunkin'. summer: it was an early wake up for hollywood this morning. the oscar nominees were announced. meredith: a film that won big at the golden globes, received several nods. nbc' s raphael seth reports on the big categories from beverly hills. >> we did what we had to do. reporter: this brought him to the top of the oscar nomination lists, it received 12, including best picture and best director. one of notable director did not make the list. >> if there was one big shot -- shock it was because he did not
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reporter: other leading men aside from matt damon include the portrayal of steve jobs in this year' s favorite leonardo dicaprio. >> i think leonardo may be too much in the lead. reporter: no surprises in the best actors category. kate blanchard is nominated for carol. she gets in for the danish girl and then there is the front runner. >> brie larson has the best chance to win. reporter: there is a crop up of performers in this year' s supporting category. there were audible cheers when sylvester stallone was announced as one of them. >> i was happy to see him listed because it is a great performance. reporter: this year, the talk is about racial bias. there are no people of color in
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>> some worthy movies were left out. most notably, straight out of compton. >> it is a little disappointing. reporter: the president says diversity is a big issue, but the performance -- performers nominated were deserving. summer: wesh 2 news at 5:00 is straight ahead. meredith: jim payne is joining us with what is coming up. jim: big news from powerball officials. three people picked the winning numbers, and one of them did so right here in central florida. wesh 2 is at the store where that ticket was purchased, and we' re speaking with neighbors, who are already started to talk about who may have won. plus, a convicted killer hopes a recent supreme court ruling on the death penalty, gets him off death row. we' re breaking down his argument and getting reaction from the man who' s son was killed. and a dramatic scene in orange county. we are there moments after a van plows into a house next on wesh 2 news at 5:00. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its
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visit ncicap.org] announcer: local, live, late-breaking. this is wesh 2 news at 5:00 in high definition. angela: more than $1.5 billion. it was the largest powerball jackpot in world history, and now it'
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jim: millions of you bought tickets, but just three people will split the prize. one of them bought their ticket right here in central florida. good evening, i' m jim payne. angela: i' m angela taylor. the ticket with those lucky numbers was bought in a publix near melbourne beach. that' s where wesh 2' s michelle meredith joins us live, and michelle, there are rumblings about who may have won. michelle: we have heard rumblings, but i do not know if it is fact or fiction. the result whole host of news organizations trying to find out. life goes on as usual at the melbourne beach subdivision, but on one particular street, life is anything but normal. >> i have heard rumors she won the powerball. michelle: there are many people on the block, because of potential powerball winner lives here. there is excitement to the family. what do you see her doing? >> that is the funny thing,
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